Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 7/17/13
Eron Gordon is already used to the spotlight. Growing up in Indianapolis, in the shadow of his two older brothers — Eric, who starred for Indiana as a freshman before leaving for the NBA, and Evan, who recently transferred to the Hoosiers from Arizona State. The Gordon family is widely considered to the first family of basketball at North Central High School, and Eron is following in that tradition. For some players, this may be the cause of anxiety. But for Eron, it means he’s watched the process of high-level recruitment happen up close, making the whole ordeal much less stressful by virtue of its familiarity. “The big thing with him is that he’s gotten to watch it happen for two older brothers,” Matt Green, coach of the Eric Gordon All-Stars, said after a game on Friday. “The family knows the situation how it goes, he knows how it goes. … He grew up with pressure, so it’s like, when he gets it he expects it. It’s not something he lives because he’s expected to do what he does.” T...
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